Whiteley takes over from hooker Adriaan Strauss, who retired from international rugby at the end of last season, and will be the 58th player to lead the Springboks in tests.”He (Whiteley) is respected by his team mates and opposition alike and has a lot of experience when it comes to captaincy, having led the Lions with great authority for many seasons. He is resilient, copes well under pressure and makes good decisions,” Coetzee said.Returning to the squad are number eight Duane Vermeulen and utility back Frans Steyn as the Boks look to put behind them a disastrous 2016, the worst in the country’s test history, in which they won only four of their 12 matches.Steyn, a member of the 2007 Rugby World Cup-winning squad, last played for the side in 2012 and can cover at flyhalf, centre or fullback.Coetzee has also spread his net wide with the call-up of eight uncapped players’ centre Lukhanyo Am, fullback Andries Coetzee, scrumhalf Ross Cronje, utility back Dillyn Leyds, wingers Raymond Rhule and Courtnall Skosan, and props Ruan Dreyer and Lizo Gqoboka.Coetzee found himself under immense pressure last year, his first in charge of the team, after a dismal run of results that included a first ever loss to Italy and a record 57-15 home hammering by New Zealand.”A lot of hard work has been done since the start of the season to make sure we improve as a team,” Coetzee said.The Boks host France on June 10 in Pretoria followed by tests in Durban and Johannesburg. South Africa squad: Forwards: Lood de Jager, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Ruan Dreyer, Eben Etzebeth, Steven Kitshoff, Siya Kolisi, Jaco Kriel, Frans Malherbe, Malcolm Marx, Bongi Mbonambi, Oupa Mohoje, Franco Mostert, Tendai Mtawarira, Lizo Gqoboka, Coenie Oosthuizen, Chiliboy Ralepelle, Duane Vermeulen, Warren Whiteley. Backs: Lukhanyo Am, Andries Coetzee, Ross Cronje, Damian de Allende, Francois Hougaard, Elton Jantjies, Jesse Kriel, Dillyn Leyds, Rudy Paige, Raymond Rhule, Jan Serfontein, Courtnall Skosan, Frans Steyn. Photo: PHOTOSPORT Lions captain Warren Whiteley.
Second rower David Loko and halfback Charlie Simon were standouts for the Tigers.The match was a one-sided affair in the second stanza after a strong display of footy by both sides in the first half with scores tied at 6-4 in favour of the Tigers. Loko (pictured), a former PNG Hunters man, unleashed a man-of-the-match performance, showing much experience and leadership with hit ups, speed and offloads.Simon scored two tries and booted all conversions and penalties.Wigmen put up a strong performance in the first 40 minutes with an unconverted try however some unfortunate second half errors allowed the Tigers to capitalize with clean runaway tries.Wigmen will travel to Kokopo this week to play the Agmark Gurias on Sunday while Tigers will hit the highlands highway to meet the Mendi Muruks.
MORE IMPRESSIVE RUNALLDAY, to be ridden by former champion apprentice Linton Steadman for trainer Anthony Nunes, was the more impressive of the two in winning by 10 lengths over 1300 metres some weeks ago and having looked sharp at exercise, gets the nod over the Philip Feanny-trained unbeaten colt FORT KNOX, with Robert Halledeen aboard. It looks more difficult to unravel among the 11 horses declared for the Sir Howard Stakes, even though the Wayne DaCosta-trained LOOSE CANNON looked very good when scoring in maiden company on his recent debut over the round five course by six lengths in fast time (1:00.0). The chestnut colt by Blue Pepsi Lodge out of Devil Woman has looked even sharper at exercise and with champion jockey Omar Walker retaining the ride, ought to be followed. SILENCE and SECRET TRAVELLER, both winners last time, should follow him home. The American 4-y-o filly, AWESOME DESTINY, who had no luck in running last time out despite finishing second, looks the pick of the weights in the King’s Plate supporting feature. She carries a mere 48.0kg for the services of smart apprentice Dane Dawkins and given the level of improvement shown in recent months, should resume winning ways at the expense of HOUDINI’S MAGIC. Other firm fancies are ICE PRINCESS to repeat in the second race, LORD EQUUS in the fourth, STAR OF DAVID in the fifth and MISS MYRTLE in the closing race. Phase two of the Front Runner Racing Series will commence at Caymanas Park today with native-bred three-year-olds taking the spotlight in two races over 1200 metres, both sponsored by Newport Mills Limited. These are the 23rd running of the Hot Line Stakes for non-winners of two fillies and the 22nd running of the Sir Howard Stakes for non winners of two colts and geldings. Both races offer purses of $1.1 million, and the sponsorship will continue on March 18 with the Thornbird Stakes for native-bred fillies and the Prince Consort Stakes for colts and geldings, both over 1400 metres. Also on the 11-race programme is the annual renewal of the King’s Plate open allowance race over 1500 metres to be contested by eight starters. The field includes HOUDINI’S MAGIC, who was third to SEEKING MY DREAM in the December 10 Diamond Mile, the 2013 derby winner PERFECT NEIGHBOUR and the stable companions BLUE DIXIE and AWESOME DESTINY, all of whom should ensure a highly-competitive race. The Hot Line Stakes has attracted nine starters and will more than likely come down to a straight fight between RUNALLDAY and FORT KNOX, both impressive winners last time out.
Figuratively speaking, Kobe has also remained grounded despite the high expectations prior to coming over.But he has handled it quite well after putting everything in the right perspective.“It’s been a goal of mine ever since I was a kid to be a part of Gilas,” Paras said with pride. “And there are a lot of 19-year-olds out there who are not in the (national) team.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ LATEST STORIES Gasol agrees to three-year deal with Spurs—report “I’m just happy to be a part of this team, to be teammates with these guys,” he said. “Being coached by pros is great. All in all, this is a great learning experience for me.”Clips of Kobe in action during the Fiba 3X3 tournament in France, and his dunk contest videos on youtube that went viral a couple of years back have made him the new toast of Philippine basketball.Paras knows that this is just the stepping stone to bigger things in his career and he is just thankful for the opportunity.“I’m happy. God gave me the chance to be a part of this team. This is just a blessing.”With Gilas having just two games left, and with the prodigious high-flyer nursing that back injury, it could be safe to say that Kobe will remain grounded for the rest of this tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Musong CastilloTAIPEI – There was a lot of noise that Kobe Paras generated coming over to play for Gilas Pilipinas in the 39th Jones Cup Invitational.Overseas Filipino Workers continue flocking to the Taipei Peace Basketball Hall here for Gilas games, hoping for a win by the Filipinos over talented international sides, and, of course, wanting to see a glimpse of Benjie Paras’ son in action.ADVERTISEMENT McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite With coach Chot Reyes bringing in such a talented team composed of Gilas Cadet members, Kobe, just 19 years old and with the least playing experience in the 17-man lineup, has turned out to be Gilas’ loudest, most ardent cheerleader on the bench most often than not.Fans have not hidden their disappointment over that.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’But it’s perfectly fine with Kobe.“It’s a fact that I’m the youngest in this team and I need to work getting myself the minutes,” Paras said on Friday after he was forced to sit out the game against Lithuania because of back spasms. Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube View comments
MOST READ “I want to close the book of that FEU-La Salle. What I always preach and tell my players in basketball or in life is to not to dwell on the past and to move forward, move on and be mindful of the present. Let’s forget what happened,” Tamaraws head coach Olsen Racela said.READ: Bench-clearing brawl erupts in La Salle-FEU preseason gameFEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’La Salle head coach Aldin Ayo, left, and Far Eastern U menter Olsen Racela share a laugh during the UAAP Season 80 press conference. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe two teams figured in a bench-clearing brawl two weeks ago in a pocket tournament at Kadayawan Festival in Davao that resulted in a double forfeiture of the game. Ayo defended himself from accusations of strangling FEU forward Arvin Tolentino during the scuffle, saying that he was just trying to pacify the situation. UAAP executive director Rebo Saguisag also expects both squads to adhere to league rules.“They are champion teams, so I expect them to act like champions and they will behave like champions,” Saguisag said. Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lynx beat Mystics for top seed in WNBA Playoffs Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies With the new season just around the corner, both La Salle and Far Eastern University would rather close the dark chapter between the two schools and focus on the upcoming tournament.“It’s very unfortunate that it happened,” said Green Archers coach Aldin Ayo. “I wish it didn’t happen, but we’re no longer talking about it. I also told the boys to no longer talk about it, to not post anything in social media because nobody wins in social media. We were focused on the UAAP.”ADVERTISEMENT “Actually, I did not do that. All of the coaches there were running, pushing everyone to temper the situation. I was just doing that. If you put motive in all of the coaches’ actions there, you can put a spin on it, but I opted not to say anything about it because the issue will just get bigger,” he said.READ: Archers, Tams brawl again in preseason, this time in Davao CityWith the air already cleared on both sides, Ayo and Racela hope that both parties can put this issue to rest and look forward to the 80th Season of the UAAP, which unfurls this coming weekend.“Hopefully, we settle this. I also asked our admin if we can patch things up, because this is sports,” said Ayo. “Hopefully, we learn from this. We won’t go somewhere where we can’t control the situation. Hopefully, the two teams learn something from this.”“Everyone is excited about the coming UAAP season. We’re excited about our first game, and it just so happened that we’ll be against La Salle. So let’s leave it at that and let’s all move forward and move on,” said Racela, who is in his first season with FEU.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIES National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu View comments
Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Standhardinger leads Gilas 12 vs Iran, injured Slaughter out Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Greg Slaughter, left, challenges the defense of Barangay Ginebra teammate Japeth Aguilar during national team practice on September 3, 2018, at Meralco Gym. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGreg Slaughter said his ankle injury kept him out of the Philippine men’s basketball team’s final 12-man lineup against Iran in the fourth window of the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifiers.Slaughter tweaked his left ankle exactly a week ago late in Barangay Ginebra’s win over NorthPort in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil The 7-foot Slaughter, who would’ve been the country’s best matchup against Iran’s 7-foot-2 giant Hamed Haddadi, said in a post on Twitter that his ankle remains “swollen” and that it’s best to allow it to fully heal.pic.twitter.com/fRENaIzkyBFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss— Greg Slaughter (@GWillSlaughter) September 12, 2018 MOST READ Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas president Al Panlilio announced the final roster on Wednesday morning.Fil-German big man Christian Standhardinger will be leading the squad along with Gilas first-timers Alex Cabagnot and Scottie Thompson and the returning Marcio Lassiter.Rounding out the team are national team rookie Ian Sangalang, Paul Lee, Gabe Norwood, Allein Maliksi, Asi Taulava, JP Erram, Beau Belga and Raymond Almazan.The Filipinos take on the Iranians on Thursday, 8:30 p.m. (Manila time), at Azady Gym in Tehran.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal
What is wrong with these Somalia Drive people? They are bent on being totally unpatriotic, frustrating every government effort to bring development to the country.Who are they anyway? Why are they so anti-development, fighting every effort the Liberian government and its international partners are making to help fix this war-ravished Liberia?Scarcely a year ago, they were found obstructing the construction work on the four-lane highway linking the Free Port of Monrovia and the rest of Bushrod Island with Paynesville Red Light. Our Japanese friends, the government and people of Japan, are giving Liberia a wonderful gift of a four-lane highway to connect the Free Port ofMonrovia, the major point of import into the Liberia, to the rest of the country. It is from the Free Port that goods imported into the country are transported not only to the Red Light, but far beyond, to the central, western and southeastern parts of the country.This highway is also intended to ease the embarrassing and vexing traffic congestion the hundreds of thousands of residents around the Somalia Drive and its neighboring housing estates must travel every day on that decades-old corridor from the Free Port and the rest of Bushrod Island to Paynesville, other parts of Monrovia and to the Liberian interior for work, school and business.As though the Ellen government had committed a crime against them by convincing our Japanese friends to construct the highway, these Somalia Drive residents started setting up roadblocks in the way of the construction sites and insisted on conducting their market businesses in the middle of these sites. Where in the world would anyone find people so selfish and unpatriotic as to obstruct development?But worse yet, these Somalia Drive residents started stealing the crushed rocks and sand that the builders had purchased and hauled in for the construction! This is not only unpatriotic but criminal behavior.And to prove to all Liberians and to the world that these Somalia Drive people are not interested in development and are prepared even to commit crime in pursuit of their nefarious (wicked) deeds, they started stealing the very electricity that the government is striving so hard to provide, after the 14-year civil war and the destruction of the Mount Coffee Hydro-electric plant and other electrical facilities that plunged Liberia into darkness. Who now are those making moves to prevent the Somalia Drive power thieves from prosecution? Those so involved are also accomplices and should, along with the actual power thieves, be swiftly brought to justice. We commend the LEC team, led by its Deputy Managing Director for Commercial Services, Madam J. Famatta Carlon Sirleaf, for their gallant efforts in busting this criminal gang of power thieves on Somalia Drive. We urge DMD Sirleaf not to rest until all involved are brought to justice. This will serve as a deterrent. We cannot sit idly by and permit LEC’s efforts to be frustrated and Liberia to remain in perpetual darkness. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Canje River shootingThe two men who were arrested by Police in the Canje River, Berbice, on Friday last – hours before Police fatally shot two of their accomplices – have been remanded.The two men were arrested in relation to a robbery and larceny indicent, and based on information received, Police went in search of their accomplices which led to the shooting of 37-year-old Indarjit Sham of Betsy Ground Village, East Canje and 21-year-old Amar “Punk” Bissoon, of Adelphi Settlement, East Canje.Timothy Sampson, 30, of Lot 12 Adelphi Village, East Canje, Berbice; and Lawrence Van Lewin, 24, of Sandhills, Berbice River, appeared before Magistrate Alex Moore on Tuesday.The two were jointly charged for robbery under arms.The Prosecution is contending that on March 2, 2018, at Potoko Creek, Canje River, they robbed Bharrat Mahadeo of 24 sheep valued $1.2 million, four lengths of rope valued $24,000, one solar panel worth $75,000, 15 ducks valued $30,000, one Nokia cellular phone worth $5000, a horse bit valued $10,000, two torchlights valued $4000, a cutlass worth $2000 and a radio worth $2500; the property of Krishna Persaud.Police Prosecutor Inspector Bernard Brown objected to bail stating that more charges are likely to be filed against the duo. Prosecutor Brown told the court that based on the nature and facts of the crime, they should not be granted their pre-trial liberty. He said both of the defendants have a criminal past.However, Sampson in a bail application told the court that he and Van Lewin had visited Van Lewin’s mother and were returning home when they were arrested in the Canje River.The Magistrate accepted the Prosecution’s submissions and remanded the men to prison. The case will continue on March 26.According to the prosecution’s case, on March 2, 2018, the duo along with four other men; two of whom were armed with guns, went to a ranch house at Potoko Creek, Berbice River, held three male labourers at gunpoint and stole the aforementioned items. Following the robbery, Police allegedly intercepted a boat with Sampson and Van Lewin. Law enforcement ranks later went to the robbery scene where they came under attack and fatally shot two of the bandits while two others escaped.Later, residents on the nearby community heard a man crying for help and subsequently took Rodwell Crawford, 21, of Betsy Ground, East Canje in a boat and handed him over to Police at Central Police Station. He is also expected to be charged.Police had released another man on station bail after the victim could not positively identify him. The investigation which is being led by Detective Sergeant Lawrence Thomas continues.
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Prompted by an author’s inquiry into a boy’s disappearance in 1957, police are investigating whether a serial murderer from Sylmar who confessed to killing six children may be responsible for nearly a dozen other slayings in Southern California. On March 23, 1957, 8-year-old Tommy Bowman disappeared while on a brief hike in the Arroyo Seco, less than a mile from the Altadena home the family was visiting. “I’ll beat you to the car,” Tommy told his two cousins before rounding a corner and vanishing. Massive searches were organized – first for simply a lost child, then for Tommy’s body. Weeks later, with leads exhausted, the boy’s parents and siblings returned to their Redondo Beach home and tried to cope with life without Tommy. Startling confession On March 6, 1970, Edwards walked into the Los Angeles Police Department’s Foothill Station with a loaded handgun and confessed to kidnapping three young sisters after two of them escaped. He also confessed to a string of grisly murders that had horrified Southern California for more than a decade and that earned him a place on Death Row: Stella Darlene Nolan, 8, had been abducted from her Norwalk home and sexually abused before being strangled in the Angeles National Forest. Three years later, Donald Baker and Brenda Howell left their Azusa neighborhood on a bike ride and never returned. Edwards told authorities he slit the 11-year-olds’ throats and dumped their bodies off Mount Baldy Road. In 1968, Gary Rocha, 13, was found shot to death in his Granada Hills home. A month later, 16-year-old Roger Madison of Sylmar left home on his motorcycle and was never seen again. The following spring, the body of Donald Allen Todd, 13, of Pacoima, was found shot to death under a pedestrian bridge near his home. Baker was Edwards’ neighbor in Azusa; Howell was his wife’s younger sister; Madison was one of his adopted son’s schoolmates. Their bodies were never found. Brags of 18 killings DeWalt made the first tenuous connection between Edwards and Tommy Bowman when he happened across newspaper stories about the convicted murderer. Edwards didn’t mention Tommy in his original confession to authorities, but later bragged in prison that he’d murdered 18 people, DeWalt said. Then DeWalt recalled a police sketch of Tommy’s abductor, based on witnesses’ statements, and found it strongly resembled photos of Edwards. “I studied the sketch, I studied the photographs,” DeWalt said. “I went from one to the other, warning myself against what appeared to be too easy a reach.” Finally, a letter written by Edwards and found in his widow’s home convinced DeWalt of Tommy’s fate. In it, he talks about confessing to the murders of the six youths. “I was going to add one more to the first statement, and that was the Tommy Bowman boy that disappeared in Pasadena,” DeWalt recounted the letter said. “But I felt I would really make a mess of that one, so I left him out of it.” Flores said that statement convinced her of Edwards’ guilt. “That right there puts me over the top,” she said. “If he didn’t know about Tommy Bowman, he wouldn’t have mentioned it.” Tommy’s father, Eldon Bowman, never stopped wondering what happened to his son and laments that Tommy’s mother, Mary Bowman, died several years ago, still wondering. But after 50 years of hope, the 85-year-old isn’t ready to embrace entirely what DeWalt and police now believe happened to his son. “It makes the most sense, as much as I don’t like to think about it,” said Bowman, who now lives in Simi Valley. “It isn’t finalized, but it probably is the best explanation anyone has come up with so far.” firstname.lastname@example.org (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4444 How to help Law enforcement officials suspect convicted serial murderer Mack Ray Edwards may be responsible for 10 unsolved child killings in the 1950s and ’60s. Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500 or the LAPD Cold Case Division at (213) 847-0970. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Five decades later, Pasadena author Weston DeWalt believes he’s uncovered the truth about Tommy’s disappearance. He thinks the 8-year-old fell prey to Mack Ray Edwards of Sylmar, who confessed to murdering a half-dozen children and who police now suspect may have killed nearly a dozen more. “I absolutely believe he’s responsible for the disappearance of Tommy Bowman,” said Vivian Flores, a detective with the LAPD’s Cold Case Homicide Unit whom DeWalt consulted during his two-year investigation. Flores and other law-enforcement officials consider Edwards a “person of interest” in the disappearance or slaying of 10 other children, including Bruce Kremen, 7, from the Angeles National Forest in 1960; and Karen Tompkins and Dorothy Brown, both 11 and from Torrance, in 1961 and 1962, respectively. But with Edwards long dead – he committed suicide in 1971 while awaiting execution on San Quentin’s Death Row – Flores can hope only to bring a sense of closure to Tommy’s father and others like him. “I’ve never met Tommy Bowman’s father, but to find out what happened, to let him know where his kid is and maybe bring his body home, is more satisfying,” Flores said.